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My heart it started beating faster and harder, then slowed, am I going to die ?

I suddenly got a jolt of energy in my heart it started beating faster and harder, then slowed. Is this serious ? Am i over-reacting? Help please I m bawling my eyes out thinking I m gonna die. Thanks
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Hearts are meant to be taken seriously-but panicking doesn't make you feel better so take a deep breath, relax and call your dr for an appointment. What you describe can be many different things for one a panic attack. So relax and see your dr.
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